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Day in the life of: Pat McDonagh
07-12-2018
Day in the life of Pat McDonagh
What’s it really like to work at Clarity? With over 600 employees and branches all over the country and further afield we thought we’d share some of our staff stories to help you get to know us better. Starting with Clarity CEO, Pat McDonagh: What’s a regular morning for you?A typical morning involves driving to the office for around 8am. I like to get in early, but it depends on how the previous evening has been with my two boys (they like to keep their Dad up!). As soon as I get in
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10 years of the Emirates A380
06-12-2018
Emirates A380 image
This year, Emirates is celebrating 10 years of A380 operations. Since its first flight to New York from Dubai on 1 August 2008, the Emirates A380 has carried more than 105 million passengers, clocking in more than 1.5 billion kilometres on 115,000 flights, equivalent to 39,000 trips around the globe. Emirates is the world’ largest operator of the A380 aircraft, with 106 double-decker aircraft flying to 49 cities on 6 continents on scheduled services with more than 80 daily departures from Duba
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Clarity Apprenticeship Scheme goes from strength to strength
05-12-2018
Clarity Brighter Beginnings
After partnering with Damar training back in 2014 to set up a Clarity apprenticeship programme, Brighter Beginnings, the Clarity apprentices have gone from strength to strength. Our students who are completing the newly created Travel Consultant Apprenticeship have recently completed their travel knowledge test, three of which passed with Distinction and the rest with Merit, a fantastic achievement after months of hard work.  Throughout the programme, our apprentices have been able to
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The hidden costs of DIY travel bookings
21-11-2018
DIY travel bookings vs travel management company
When managing your own travel programme, there are a number of invisible costs such as the time taken to process the order, the payment system and perhaps even the expense management processes incurred. Speaking with SME organisations who have taken a DIY approach to booking travel, they usually do so without fully realising the true ‘hidden’ costs involved and often lack the expert knowledge and support when situations don’t go to plan. As part of our Hearts & Minds campaign we
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Absolute Clarity: Are expense claims worth your time and money?
21-11-2018
Absolute Clarity Podcast Season 2 Episode 9
In this episode, we welcome Lisa Occleshaw and Darryl McGarvey from SAP Concur into the studio to talk about expenses and why so many people are failing to claim back what is rightfully theirs!Lisa and Darryl guides us through their time at SAP Concur and why they believe they have the best expenses tool in the business. We also hear some horror stories from companies who are getting it wrong when it comes to expense policies and why men claim more than women!We also discuss the recent study fro
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Go2Insight: Making the impossible, possible.
07-11-2018
Go2Insight Travel Management Company Management Information Tool
Earlier this year, at the Business Travel Show, we unveiled a new product, aimed at changing the way Clarity utilise data. Alongside the usual reporting we wanted to add something more, something substantial that hadn’t been seen in the travel management arena before.  That was the task at hand for Clarity’s head of data and MI, Darren Williams, a man with 20 years in the business travel industry. A self-confessed geek who prides himself on making the impossible, possible. For the
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Absolute clarity: Does cutting costs really save you money?
07-11-2018
Absolute Clarity Podcast Season 2 Episode 8
In this episode, we welcome AirSwift's procurement manager, James Lloyd, and Clarity's maestro of data and MI, Darren Williams on to the show to discuss the benefits of using a travel management company and why cutting costs doesn't always equal savings, following their recent implementation of a travel management company, AirSwift are still finding their feet when it comes to weighing up the costs of business travel. Darren, James and Kyle get into the importance of data when planning your
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New Chinese Visa Requirements
02-11-2018
new chinese visa application
We recently received a notice from CIBT, our visa application service, regarding a change to Chinese visa applications: The Chinese Embassy will shortly be introducing fingerprints collection for all visa applicants. The new process will be similar to what is currently in place for Russia, CIBT will still check and prepare the application documents.Fingerprint CollectionThe Chinese Consulate requires all visa applicants in the United Kingdom to submit fingerprints at designated fa
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Clarity shortlisted for four Business Travel Awards
29-10-2018
Travel awards 2019
The Business Travel Awards completed their first round of judging and last week the much anticipated list of finalists was finally released. We are pleased to announce that Clarity has been shortlisted for four awards:  Best new travel technology product - Go2Insight Go2Insight+ is not just another MI dashboard. It is a revolutionary way of aggregating and mining data, the likes of which have not been seen within the travel industry. Next month we’ll be sharing some exciting upd
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Absolute Clarity: There's no 'I' in team
24-10-2018
Absolute Clarity Podcast Season 2 Episode 7
It's that time of the week, episode seven of Absolute Clarity Season 2 is now live. In this episode, we welcome Jane Harrington and Steve Riley, the respective directors of HR and operations at Clarity alongside founding manager at recruitment consultancy firm Marmion Recruitment, Mohsin Hanif into the studio to discover how to get the best performance out of your staff.From managing workload, offering flexible working and prioritising mental health, we look at the changing landscape of the work
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